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210: Why Pay More for Wine, British Bubbly and Glassware with The Wine Bible's Karen MacNeil

Unreserved Wine Talk

Which new and emerging wine regions should be on your radar to try soon? Why should you pay more for wine? How does glassware change the taste of your wine? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible. You can find the wines we discussed at https://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks Giveaway Three of you who are based in the U.S. are going to win a personally signed copy of Karen MacNeil's terrific new book, The Wine Bible. How to Win To qualify, all you have to do is email me at natalie@nataliemaclean.com and tell me that you’d like to win the book. I’ll select the winners randomly from those who participate. Good luck! Highlights Which new regions and eras did Karen include in this new edition of The Wine Bible, and why? After the first edition, what important lesson did Karen take away about planning her writing? Why was Greece the most difficult region for Karen to research? How did shipping restrictions make it almost impossible for Karen to sample Canadian wines? What tragic outcome awaits Vitis vinifera if climate change continues on its current trajectory? What can we do as wine buyers to help mitigate the impact of climate change? Why should you pay more for wine? Which historic food and wine pairings did Karen discover? What's Karen’s favourite weird wine and food pairing? Why did Karen create her Flavor First™ Wine Glasses? Which controversial take does Karen have on wine glasses and food pairing? Why does Karen have a glass of Champagne every night? How does Karen ensure she’s drinking and tasting mindfully? Which political figures would Karen love to share a bottle of wine with? Key Takeaways I love the new and emerging wine regions Karen puts on your radar to try, like sparkling wine from England. She makes a great case for paying more for wine, especially when you do an apples-to-apples comparison between the cost of that overpriced latte and a glass of wine. She’s right that we can’t want to drink super inexpensively and want our wine to be organic, biodynamic, and as natural as it can be at the same time. It doesn't compute financially. I’m intrigued to try her line of glassware based on flavour rather than grape. Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wed at 7 pm ET on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video. I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer? Want to know when we go live? Add this to your calendar: https://www.addevent.com/calendar/CB262621 About Karen MacNeil One of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English Language. In a full-page profile on her, Time magazine called Karen, “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” Karen is the author of the award-winning book THE WINE BIBLE, the single bestselling wine book in the United States, with more than 800,000 copies sold. To learn more, visit https://www.nataliemaclean.com/210.

45mins

7 Dec 2022

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209: Creating The Wine Bible: Behind-the-Scenes with Author Karen MacNeil

Unreserved Wine Talk

What did it take to create The Wine Bible, a 700-page masterwork on wine? What makes The Wine Bible so different from other popular wine tomes? How did the pandemic make it much harder to research and write this latest edition of this book and what creative methods did the author use to overcome those obstacles? In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible. You can find the wines we discussed at https://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks Giveaway Three of you who are based in the U.S. are going to win a personally signed copy of Karen MacNeil's terrific new book, The Wine Bible. How to Win To qualify, all you have to do is email me at natalie@nataliemaclean.com and tell me that you’d like to win the book. I’ll select the winners randomly from those who participate. Good luck! Highlights Why did school become an oasis for Karen in her childhood? When did Karen have her first introduction to wine? What drew Karen to make the move to New York City at 19? How did Karen’s passion for writing keep her motivated through hundreds of rejections? How did Karen make her way into the closed-off, male-dominated world of wine in the 1970s? How did the quest to be a better wine writer lead Karen to move across the country to Napa? Where did the idea for The Wine Bible originate? Why was Karen initially against the name “The Wine Bible”? Why does it take Karen years to publish each new edition of The Wine Bible? What makes The Wine Bible different and more relatable than other popular wine books? What was the hardest thing for Karen to leave out of The Wine Bible? How did COVID make it much harder for Karen to reach the people and wines she needed while working on the third edition of The Wine Bible? Key Takeaways I loved hearing the behind-the-scenes stories of what it took to create The Wine Bible, especially with so many entries, maps, and illustrations. I know from personal experience that it’s a much different read from other popular wine tomes, more conversational and engaging. Karen is no stranger to overcoming obstacles, and she used that scrappy tenacity to press through the pandemic and complete this major work. Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wed at 7 pm ET on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video. I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer? Want to know when we go live? Add this to your calendar: https://www.addevent.com/calendar/CB262621   About Karen MacNeil One of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English Language. In a full-page profile on her, Time magazine called Karen, “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” Karen is the author of the award-winning book THE WINE BIBLE, the single bestselling wine book in the United States, with more than 800,000 copies sold. To learn more, visit https://www.nataliemaclean.com/209.

45mins

30 Nov 2022

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The Rich Solution - 20221123-Karen MacNeil, "Wine For The Holidays...Not all Wine Is Created Equal"

The Rich Solution with Gwen Rich

#therichsolution #thewinebible #karenmacneilJoin Gwen Rich @therichsolution today at 10:00am CT on Mojo50 Radio. If you’re someone who enjoys a glass of wine or two, you’ll be happy to know that research continues to show that wine drinkers reap certain health benefits. That being said, while drinking wine (in moderation) may contribute to positive effects on your overall health, not all wine is created equal. Listen to “Wine For The Holidays…Not All Wine Is Created Equal”Listen @ 10:00am CT on: www.mojo50.comiHeartRokuLive streaming via: YouTube and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Therichsolution/ https://www.youtube.com/c/therichsolution

55mins

23 Nov 2022

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Hour 3 Adam Carolla...Karen MacNeil author The Wine Bible

Wake Up Tucson

Karen McNeil author of the 3rd Edition Wine Bible joins Chris to talk about her excellent bookAdam Carolla joins Chris to talk about his approach to his humor and his observations on the current woke culture. And WHY the wokesters are killing any exchange of diverse ideas. A thought-provoking discussion!

38mins

18 Nov 2022

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Episode 159 - Karen MacNeil, Karen MacNeil & Company

Wine Country Women

Episode 159 - Karen MacNeil, Karen MacNeil & Company by Michelle Mandro

35mins

20 Oct 2022

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Karen MacNeil The Wine Bible Third Edition

Arroe Collins Like It's Live

Most people prefer wine in a can today. Hmmm what do the experts think?

9mins

19 Oct 2022

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Karen MacNeil- The Wine Bible is the Most Exhaustive, Yet Accessible, Book of Its Type

Price of Business Show

10-17-2022 Karen MacNeilLearn more about the interview and get additional links here: https://thedailyblaze.com/the-wine-bible-is-the-most-exhaustive-yet-accessible-book-of-its-type/Subscribe to the best of our content here: https://priceofbusiness.substack.com/Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCywgbHv7dpiBG2Qswr_ceEQ

10mins

17 Oct 2022

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Karen MacNeil, The Wine Bible

The Grape Nation

Karen MacNeil is an award-winning wine speaker, consultant, journalist, educator and author. When I say award-winning, I’m talking an Emmy and a James Beard Award among others. She has her own line of stemware and publishes her weekly newsletter and website, Winespeed. Karen just released the fully revised and updated 3rd Edition of “The Wine Bible,” selling upwards of a million copies; it is one of the best-selling wine books ever. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support The Grape Nation by becoming a member!The Grape Nation is Powered by Simplecast.

1hr 10mins

13 Oct 2022

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Karen Macneil - Author of Wine Bible

Wine Buzz Podcast

The award winning best-seller of the Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil joins us for this fascinating episode. She shares her insight into how cultures play a big factor into understanding the wines itself, the inspiration that led to her writing the Wine Bible and why she doesn't believe in the wine point rating system for writers. 🔎 To learn more about Karen, please visit: https://www.karenmacneil.com/ 

46mins

6 Apr 2022

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JCB LIVE: Karen MacNeil

JCB LIVE

Join and taste along! Viewers receive 20% off; members receive 30% off. Purchase Selected wines here: https://my.boissetcollection.com/events/virtual#buynowKaren shares with us her beautiful new stemware in partnership with Oneida, available here:https://www.oneida.com/karen-macneil-flavor-first-collection.html

1hr 1min

6 Apr 2021

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